Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Finance and Procurement Office, Procurement Management Division (PMD). The PMD manages a comprehensive procurement program for the Federal Judiciary. The incumbent performs entry or mid level contract specialist work assignments associated with pre-award, post award and contract closeout activities. As competency increases, the incumbent will work under less direct supervision performing more complex work assignments.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>The incumbent of this position will occupy a entry level or mid level Contract Specialist position. This opportunity offers tailored learning and development activities to include: formal and informal instruction, guidance, and mentoring. The goal of this career development plan is to enable the selected individual to meet the requirement of the full performance level. At the successful conclusion of the development period, the full performance salary range increases from $69,579 to $132,356.</strong><br /><br />Even though this position is advertised at the entry level, applicants may be placed at the full performance level upon selection if they meet the education and experience requirements. At the full-performance level, duties may include, but are not limited to: <li>Serving as a contracting officer performing the full range of contract specialist duties necessary to award, administer, and close out a variety of contract types, including, but not limited to, firm fixed price, cost, labor hour, and task order contract types;</li> <li>Performing all contracting functions for important and complex agency acquisitions involving diverse supplies and services, e.g., telecommunications and other electronic systems and subsystems, building maintenance, architect/engineering, etc. including negotiating complex modification to contracts vehicles;</li> <li>Preparing pre-award and post-award documents, e.g., solicitations, market research reports, pre-negotiation and post- negotiation memoranda, responsibility determinations, waivers, justifications and approvals for other than full and open competition, determinations and findings, protest responses, debriefings, cure notices, etc.;</li> <li>Monitoring contractors' performance, evaluating and negotiating change orders and contract modifications, and resolving post-award performance or payment problems;</li> <li>Utilizing in-depth price/cost analysis techniques for supporting the development of pre-negotiation and award price determination documents; and</li> <li>Serving as an advisor to customers at the AO and the courts nationwide on contracting issues.</li> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 00 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:</strong> <li>All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.</li> <li>Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http: ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .</li> <li>All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.</li> <li>All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.</li> <li>You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.</li> <li>If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.</li> <li>Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.</li> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience at the Entry Level (Equivalent to the GS-7-8-9):</strong><br /> 1. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience applying contracting principles and procedures to the planning, award and management of contracting actions for a wide range of services and supplies.<br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> 2. If you do not possess the specialized experience described above, you can use your bachelor's degree with a superior academic achievement to qualify for the specialized experience requirement. Superior academic achievement is defined as a 3.5 GPA in your major or an overall GPA of 2.9. Your bachelor's degree must include or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and<br /> management. <strong>Transcript must be submitted to reflect degree conferral date, GPA, and list of coursework. Failure to submit your transcript will result in you being found ineligible for this position.</strong> <br /><br /><strong> Specialized Experience at the Mid Level (Equivalent to the GS-11-12): </strong><br /> 1. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience applying contracting principles and procedures to the planning, award and management of contracting actions for a wide range of services and supplies.<br /> 2. No education can be substituted for specialized experience at the mid performance level.<br /><br /><strong> Specialized Experience at the Full Performance (Equivalent to the GS-13): </strong><br /> 1. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience, which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience applying contracting principles and procedures to the planning, award and management of contracting actions for a wide range of services and supplies.<br /> 2. No education can be substituted for specialized experience at the full performance level.<br /><br /><strong>Exceptions:</strong> Federal employees classified within the 1102 job series as of January 1, 2000 are deemed to have met basic qualification requirements for all 1102 Contract Specialist positions. To validate that you meet this exception for this job series, please submit a copy of your SF-50 reflecting the 1102 job series. Failure to submit your SF-50 will make you ineligible for this position.<br /><br /><strong> Note: </strong> Applicants must be certified at the Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Levels I,II, or III or Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification Levels I, II, or III, or must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.<br /><br /><strong> Desired but not required: </strong> Applicants with the following certifications are highly desirable.<br /> – Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Level III or Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification Level III certification<br /> – Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Level II or Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification Level II certification<br /> – Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Level I or Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification Level I certification <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>BASIC REQUIREMENTS</strong> <br /> <strong> Basic requirements for the Equivalent to GS-5 through GS-12: </strong> Applicants must meet <strong>ONE</strong> of the following three basic requirements to be placed in this job series:<br /> – A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field;<br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> – At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, or a passing score on an equivalent examination;<br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> – Federal employees classified within the 1102 family as of January 1, 2000 are deemed to have met basic qualification requirements for all 1102 Contract Specialist positions.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements for the Equivalent to GS-13 and above: </strong> Applicants must meet <strong>ONE</strong> of the following two basic<br /> requirement to be placed in this job series at this level:<br /> – A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management;<br /> <strong>OR</strong><br /> – Federal employees classified within the 1102 family as of January 1, 2000 are deemed to have met basic qualification requirements for all 1102 Contract Specialist positions.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> This job series has education requirements. To validate that you meet the education requirements you claim based on how you answer the questionnaire, a copy of your transcript must be submitted. Failure to submit your transcript may make you ineligible for this position. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.<br /><br />You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required: <ul> <li>Resume – Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.</li> <li>Citizenship – Include country of citizenship on resume.</li> <li>Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) – All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.</li> <li>Veterans Preference documentation – Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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